Scremerston


Scremerston is a village in Northumberland, close to the coast and located about 3 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Initially an agricultural settlement, Scremerston grew in association with coal mining, particularly during the 19th century with Scremerston Colliery. The parish church of St Peter's was built in 1843.  Today, Berwick Rugby Football Club is based in Scremerston and play their home games in their grounds off Derwentwater Terrace (on the site of Borewell Tileworks which operated in the 19th century). The Devil's Causeway (Roman Road) runs close to Scremerston.

Scremerston is a village in Northumberland, England. The village lies on the North Sea coast about 3 miles (5 km) south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Scremerston lies adjacent to the A1, the main national north/south trunk road, providing access to Newcastle upon Tyne to the south, and to the Scottish capital Edinburgh to the north.

History

The lands historically were held by the Radcliffe family, Earls of Derwentwater, but when James the last earl was tainted in 1716 the lands were granted to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital. At the end of the nineteenth century the sole landowners are given as the Lords of the Admiralty.

Geological variations in this area allowed many seams to develop, some two feet thick, and were among the earliest coal formations in Britain. There were extensive collieries and manufactories of lime, bricks and tiles around Scremerston, and this, as well as agriculture, were the mainstays for employment for people in the area. The soil is of a clay nature, perfect for the making of bricks and tiles. Crops such as wheat, beans, barley, oats and turnip were grown. The parish is largely agricultural, but the influence of mining is responsible for the growth of the township, though today all of those mines have been closed. The Anglican church of St. Peter's stands here, consecrated in 1842 and built in the early English style. There was also a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1886 at a cost of nearly £400. The population for 1851 is given as 1,152 people though by 1891 it had fallen to 890.

Governance

Scremerston is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Landmarks

The Devil's Causeway passes the village less than to the west. The causeway is a Roman road which starts at Port Gate on Hadrian's Wall, north of Corbridge, and extends northwards across Northumberland to the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Sports

Berwick RFC, which plays in the Scottish leagues, is based here.

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St Peter's Church, Scremerston

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Scremerston War Memorial

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The main road through Scremerston

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Road heading south through Scremerston

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St Peter's Terrace, Scremerston

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A1 northbound near Old Colliery Wood

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Cliffs and coastal rocks at Scremerston

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Borewell Farm

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